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Run and raise


GemArts has secured places for the next Great North Run, taking place on Sunday 9th September 2018, and we are inviting you to take up the challenge to Run and Raise for our charitable work. 

Our work
GemArts work increases equality of opportunity for everyone to engage with diverse arts, we bring communities together, offering a voice to isolated individuals and opportunities to improve community cohesion. 
We know the difference the arts can make to the lives of individuals and communities, and we work tirelessly to promote and celebrate exciting culturally diverse art forms and projects which offer real benefits. Our arts projects help people of all ages and from all backgrounds, for example;

  • getting older people active through dance sessions
  • improving mental wellbeing for women who regularly take part in visual arts workshops
  • encouraging young people to think creatively and come up with ideas to tackle issues relevant to their lives by creating and sharing their very own designs and campaigns
  • offering arts activities for disadvantaged communities, bringing people together across Gateshead, Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and beyond.

To register and pay the fee to secure your place please contact

To secure your place:

Pay the registration fee: £55 (non refundable) registration fee to be paid online (contact for link), or by cheque, made
 payable to GemArts, post to GemArts, Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, NE8 4LN please include your name and contact details on the back plus GNR 2018. Once payment is received GemArts will advise the GNR to contact you with a link to sign up to the run.

Minimum sponsorship pledge: £150 (We ask each GemArts runner to raise a minimum of £150, helping our charity to bring amazing, engaging arts projects which benefit local people)

Registration fee payment deadline: Friday 11th May

If you secure a place through the general ballot:
We would still love you to be involved. There is no need to pay us the registration fee, just get in touch and let us know you have a place already and you would like to run and raise for GemArts, and we will help you spread the word about why you're raising funds for our good cause. 

To learn more about GemArts work and to find out how you can Run and Raise contact GemArts or call 0191 440 4125.